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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 18, 1996 - 3A"

Cbinton seals nomination in state caucus

photographer
Wls award
*rt senior Stephanie Grace Lim, a
photographer for The Michigan Daily,
won two awards in the 1995 Pictures
of the Year contest sponsored by the
Michigan Press Photographers Asso-
o'iation.
Lim took third place in the fashion
category and also won an honorable
mention for fashion photography. The
MPPA 1995 Pictures of the Year is a
coptest for professional photogra-
rs.
n February, Lim took second place
in a student competition sponsored by
Photographer's Forum magazine. Her
entry, "Shedding the Porcelain Skin,"
was one of 18,500 submitted.
Lim said she feels the MPPA contest
is more meaningful as the competition
from. professional photographers al-
ready in the field is tougher than her
dent peer group.
im has been a photographer at the
Daily for two years.
Nominations for 'U'
diversity award due
today
Nominations for the Harold R.
Johnson Diversity Service Award are
due at the Fleming Administration
Building by 5 p.m. today.
1he award honors the contributions
orfaculty working to create a more
culturally and ethnically diverse cam-
pus.
The award is named for Johnson.,
who served as School of Social Work
Dean, interim secretary of the Univer-
Oity and special counsel to the Univer-
sity president.
Lester Monts, vice provost for aca-
qic and multicultural affairs, said in
tement that Johnson was a "great
leader of our University community,
who exemplified his commitment to
cultural diversity during his distin-
guished career and service to the Uni-
versity."
Professors may be nominated if they
are full-time, tenured or tenure-track as-
sistants, associate or full professors onthe
Ann Arbor campus, and meet several
criteria based on efforts to support cul-
1 and ethnic diversity on campus.
ive awards will be presented to
faculty members to support under-
graduate and graduate students, travel,
study groups, books or other discre-
tionary purchases relating to personal
research, scholarship and creative
activity.
Nomination forms mustbe completed
in full and submitted to the Office of the
Vjce Provost for Academic and
*lticultural Affairs, 3084 Fleming
Building by 5 p.m.
For more information about the
award or nomination process, call
Jacina Davis at 763-8123 or submit
questions by e-mail to
jdavis@umich.edu.
'U' students awarded
eliowships from
Ckefelier program
hree University students have been
awarded fellowships in the Rockefeller
~rothers Fund Fellowship Program for
nority Students Entering the Teach-
g Profession.
".Education seniors Kia Berry and Gre-
ory White and LSA senior Raul Garcia
were among the 25 outstanding stu-
dents from across the country who were
elected as fellows.

*The fund awards fellows a stipend of
up to $2,500 for summer projects, as
well as stipends for pursuing master's
degree programs in teacher education
'or related fields.
Participating institutions screen and
nominate three candidates each year,
who are interviewed by a selection
committee.
Fellows are selected for their po-
tential to become good teachers as
4 asured by communication skills,
idemic performance and letters of
recommendation.
- Compiledfrom staff reports

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan voters showed their sup-
port for President Clinton in
Saturday's uncontested Democratic
Party presidential caucus, where the
president sealed his nomination for a
second run for the White House.
Steve Gools, communication director
for the Michigan Democratic Party, said
Clinton had 2,167 of
the 2,221 delegates re-
quired for the nomina -he
tion before he entered
the state. Michigan's terrific
156 delegates will put
him over the top. t grnoug
With the support of
the majority of cau- Noven
cus voters, Clinton
faced little opposi-
tion. Official results Chair
were not released as County
of yesterday, but
Gools said it is unlikely that the few
write-in candidates would garner the
15 percent required for securing any
delegates
Gools said the Michigan victory is
important for Clinton's campaign.
"Michigan Democrats will deliver
the delegates the president needed to
secure his renomination," he said Sat-
urday.
Election officials said voter turn-
out was low during the six hours the

polling sites were open.
Aaron Dersnah, an Ann Arbor resi-
dent, said he went to the polls to
show his support for the president
and also for the political process.
"It's important to stay involved in
the process. A lot of people are disil-
lusioned with it," he said.
A 1992 Albion College graduate,
Dersnah said he supports Clinton be-
cause of his
stances on

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in rights and
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or economy.
-- Pat Skrobe Members
of the
the Washtenaw University's
)emocratic Party C o II e g e
Democrats
aided election officials during the
caucus and attributed the lack of stu-
dent participation to the locations of
polling sites.
"It's not really that convenient,"
said Erica Cohen, an RC sophomore.
Katie Murtha, an LSA junior, said
although there was a lack of student
participation in the vote, many local
party officials visited the sites.
"Everybody who has been here has
been really involved," Murtha said.

State Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Ar-
bor), who talked with voters from
Ann Arbor's third and fourth wards at
the Church of the Good Shepherd
polling site, said it was hard to pro-
mote the caucus.
"This event is financed by the
Michigan Democratic Party," Brater
said. "It's difficult and very expen-
sive to publicize these events.
"I think the fact that President
Clinton is uncontested probably less-
ens the interest."
Michael Koen, a caucus co-chair,
said he was encouraged to see the
number of party loyalists doing their
part to help the president.
"The vote," Koen said, was "less
for issues today, just for Bill Clinton."
Party officials say they expect a
positive result in the general presi-
dential election.
Pat Skrobe, chair of the Washtenaw
County Democratic Party, said Michi-
gan voters found it important to re-
affirm Clinton as a candidate.
"There will be terrific voter turnout
in November," Skrobe predicted,
counting on voter frustration with the
Republican "Contract with America."
Leah Gunn, a caucus co-chair, who
is running for county commissioner
in the 12th district, said the party
stands behind Clinton.
"Bill Clinton is going to be our
nominee, and he's going to win the

NOPPORN KICHANANTHA/Daily
Aaron Dersnah of Ann Arbor casts a vote in Michigan's Democratic caucus last
Saturday. Even though President Clinton is the only candidate on the state's
ballot, his nomination needs to be validated.

election and we're going to work real
hard for him," Gunn said.
Democratic Party members also
used the day to solicit signatures for

the campaign petitions of Sen. Carl
Levin (D-Detroit), U.S. Rep. Lynn
Rivers (D-Ann Arbor) and Ann Arbor
library board candidate SandraWhite.

APA show
lkiclksoff
Hel itage
Monthi
By Kal Wang
Daily Staff Reporter

MSA pres. requests
more student input

Lights, camera - action!
More than 15 acts electrified a sold-out
Power Center audience Saturday night at
the Generation APA cultural show, which
consisted of a blend of traditional and
modern dances. The show marked the
start of a monthlong series of events in
celebration of Asian Pacific American
Heritage Month.
"(The show) was just incredible -
unbelievable," said LSA first-year stu-
dent Victor Wu.
The opening act, titled "APA Nation,"
a parody of Janet Jackson's "Rhythm
Nation," thrilled the energetic audience
with its hip-hop dance routine.
The remainder of the show included
acts that combined the traditional dances
of different Asian cultures, such as a
dance thatblended the Chinese plate dance
and the Korean fan dance.
"It was a really good mix of variety,"
LSA junior Prital Shah said. "I thought it
represented everyone real well."
The show, which is presented by the
United Asian American Organizations
and the Asian Pacific American Task
Force, is unique in that it draws students
who are not performance majors to cho-
reograph and organize all of the acts.
"I think (the performiance)really shows
the campus ... the strength, creativity and
enthusiasm of the Asian Pacific Ameri-

Wainess backs more
student involvement in
curriculum committees
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
With student representatives already
on search committees and Code panels,
Michigan Student Assembly President
Flint Wainess proposed adding students
to another University committee at
Friday's Student Relations Committee.
meeting.
Wainess proposed a plan to appoint
students to the executive committees of
all of the University's 19 schools and
colleges. The intent of the proposal is to
increase student input and decision-
making abilities regarding curriculum,
Wainess said.
"Students could actually affect cur-
ritulum decisions at this university,"
Wainess said.
Concern about curriculum control
was intensified with the recent re-
structuring of the LSA pass-fail op-
tion, he said. While faculty would
still constitute a majority on this com-
mittee, at least students would have a
voice in decisions like this, Wainess
said.
While students are currently repre-
sented on committees within the differ-
ent schools, most serve in a purely ad-
visory capacity, Wainess said.
In the School of Natural Resources
and Environment, however, students
serve on every official committee,
said SNRE Interim Dean Paul Webb.

"Students have the same ranking as
do faculty; they are considered equal to
faculty (on the committees)," Webb
said.
Lincoln Davies, an SNREjunior, said
other schools could benefit from the
type of student representation. present
on SNRE committees.
"It serves the interests of the school
and it serves the interests of students,"
Davies said.
The College of Engineering solic-
its student input in curriculum deci-
sions through a curriculum task force
and student-faculty contact, said
Catherine Peponis, University of
Michigan Engineering Council presi-
dent.
"There have been curriculum changes
proposed and there has been student
input on that," she said.
Peponis said she is satisfied with
student influence on curriculum com-
mittees in the college.
Webb noted that in a small school
such as SNRE, some of the committees
do not vote, and the ultimate decision is
often made by the dean. The students on
the SNRE committees do not vote on
personnel matters such as promotion
and tenure.
Wainess said he expected faculty to
object to the student representation due
to the confidentiality of personnel mat-
ters, but that he would be willing to
compromise on that aspect of the com-
mittee.
The Student Relations Committee is
expected to discuss the proposal at its
next meeting in April.

DIANE COOK/Dadiy
Members of the dance group c.K.1 perform a blend of Chinese and Korean dance.

can community," said Tricia Bagamasbad,
the show's coordinator.
The show closed with a finale recog-
nizing the history of Asian migration to
the United States and the birth of Asian

Pacific America.
Vice President for University Rela-
tions Walter Harrison, who attended the
show, praised it as being "terrific, ener-
getic and creative."

GM bans media from talks

U I

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Operating
under a media blackout, General Mo-
tors Corp. and United Auto Workers
union negotiators met Saturday, the 12th
day of a strike that has crippled GM
production.
Negotiators met for about 13 hours
Saturday, breaking at 11:30 p.m. They
planned to resume talks yesterday. Nei-
ther side would comment on the progress
of the talks, and the union said there
was a media blackout.
Asked whether a blackout was in
effect, GM spokesperson Jim Hagedon
said: "We're just at this point trying to
get the issues back on the table and
getting the folks concentrating on get-
ting the problem solved."
Negotiators got together for about 10
hours Friday to discuss the walkout by

2,700 workers over the issue of
outsourcing, the production of parts by
outside plants or companies.
In Washington, a U.S. Labor Depart-
ment spokesperson who asked not to be
identified said Saturday that the gov-
ernment is not involved in the talks.
"For 60 years, General Motors and
the United Auto Workers have worked
out their labor disputes without any
intervention from the federal govern-
ment and we're confident that will oc-
cur this time as well," he said.
Labor Secretary Robert Reich, in a
statement, urged that states accept claims
for unemployment benefits by union
members laid off because of the strike.
GM has protested these applications, say-
ing they would force the automaker to
subsidize a strike against itself.

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